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  The 1990 Elections: State by State: Massachusetts
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Last EditedCraverguy  Oct 09, 2008 11:40pm
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News DateFriday, November 9, 1990 05:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionAfter a duel that riveted the state's attention, John R. Silber, the Boston University president who ran as the tart-tongued Democratic candidate, conceded victory to his Republican opponent, William F. Weld, the former United States Attorney who served in the Justice Department during the Reagan Administration.

Mr. Weld was helped by Dr. Silber's blunt personality, which drove many of the state's overwhelmingly Democratic voters to abandon their party loyalties.

Both candidates favored approval of Question 3, a referendum that would have slashed state budget revenues by about $1.1 billion through cuts in various fees and taxes, but the voters defeated the proposition.
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